Links 1/18/15

Links for you. Science:

Dems troll GOP by pushing for Senate vote on climate science (more like this please)
One Dead Child. Two Foolish Parents.
Explaining How Economists Explain
Taxpayers spend $140 billion funding science each year — but can’t access many of the results
Liberty University Pumping Creationists Into Public Schools

Other:

Pioneer Girl by Laura Ingalls Wilder review – gritty memoir dispels Little House myths
Not Just a Harmless Childhood Disease
Nicki Minaj and the Inevitable Politicization of Celebrity Abortions
The Uber-ization of everything: Pretty soon, even your spot in line will come with a price
The US ‘manufacturing renaissance’ doesn’t exist, says new report
Rail Ridership Down As SmartBenefits Run Out (and you can thank Republican budget shenanigans for this)
The Olympics Are Broken and Boston Can’t Fix Them
He was a globally renowned expert in tropical diseases, and the hero who ran Sierra Leone’s worst Ebola ward. So why, when he finally fell ill, was he denied the extraordinary treatments that could have saved him?
I Owe It All to Community College
Lost in translation: Charlie Hebdo, free speech and the unilingual left
Je suis Juif: An American Jew in France on the Terrorist Attacks
Metro incident reminds disabled riders of specific dangers in emergency situations
“Totally Urbanized” Dog Takes Bus to the Park All by Herself
Warner Calls Deadly Metro Incident A ‘Nightmare,’ Asks For Safety Briefing (note that D.C. does not a have senator to put pressure on Metro. Just saying)
Why I Believe New York’s Art Scene Is Doomed
‘There’s nothing hip or cool happening in Brooklyn. It’s a war.’

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1 Response to Links 1/18/15

  1. Robert L Bell says:

    Just a note, I am not very concerned about citizens having difficulty getting their hands on research results that they paid for with their taxes. The sad fact is that most people are uneducated about science, they don’t know how to read or interpret a paper or to differentiate interesting results from pathetic junk. We all know how much mischief has been caused by antivaxxers and their ilk, ripping nonsense papers from the internet and clubbing their opponents, so the requirement that you get yourself to a research library to get a copy strikes me as a reasonable requirement for proof of good intent.

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